You have the power to whip yourself into your own Iron Chef! With USA.gov’s wide library of recipes, ranging from traditional dishes to historic recipes from past Presidents, it’s easy for you to add new, exciting recipes to your family’s dinner table. You can find menu options that everyone will love.
*Try Mrs. Truman’s Mac and Cheese – This recipe, which was from her days in the White House, contains the most basic ingredients to make a delicious dish kids will love.
*Put a healthy twist on traditional breakfast foods with this oatmeal pancake or waffle recipe that uses whole wheat flour and has a fruit topping instead of syrup.
*And if you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth, these Crispy Crunchers are so easy that you can have the kids help. There’s no baking required, so you don’t need to worry about accidental burns.
Once you find those meals that make your family’s mouths water, don’t forget to save them and build your own personal cookbook. You can choose your own cover, tailor the recipes to any type of eater and name it whatever you want. You can also upload and add those beloved family recipes, passed down from Great-Grandma Mary, or find and save new recipes online.
While you’re busy whipping up some healthy and tasty meals, be sure to check out the nutrition behind all those ingredients. With a new year comes a fresh start and resolutions for healthy living. To keep your family on track and help keep off those extra pounds, check out Nutrition.gov’s tips for healthy and safe shopping, cooking and meal planning as you prepare for your days ahead. You can also use MyPlate.gov’s diet trackers, calorie counters, and online food journals to keep track of your food. This new year, keep your family happy, healthy and hungry for more.